Monday, January 30, 2017

We want to make trail running great again!!

It's hard to believe that the Vulture Bait Trail Races will be turning 15 this October.
And since we love to accept your cash real early (plus we like you) we offer a fifteen (15) day early entry discount.
From the first day of February to the end of the business day of the 15th, we offer you a $15.00 discount off our already ridiculously low price when entering on-line.
On-line entry only.
(But if you want to give me cash after a trail run, there will be handling charge of one chocolate cheese cake per entry.)
Don't forget we have a cap of 300 entries and we sell out early.
Here is the link to our on-line entry that will  go live on February 1st.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Trail Run Motivation - DJI Phantom 2

2016 is winding down, and 2017 almost here, I wish to thank all of the trail runners who have come out and made this such an incredible group to be part of.
What started out as just a small splinter group looking to train during the summer heat for the fall marathon season on cooler wooded trails, has transformed into a very diverse group of incredible people. Even those who have moved away, make a point of dropping in on a trail run when they come back to visit family and friends.
And it is always a pleasure to hear a new trail runner to our Soiled Sport group comment that they never knew that these trails were even here in London.
With so many of you sharing your trail race experiences through out the year, is very motivating to me and I am sure to others.
Our motto: "No Cost, No Support and No Sympathy" is far from being true. It is proven over and over again.
The cost is how the trail runners make sure every one is accounted for at the end of a run,
The support is shown by the regulars making sure the newbies are welcomed and offered tips and encouragement
The sympathy is shown when on the rare occasion a runner is injured, there is a concerted effort to help them and offer aid and comfort.
Have a safe and happy holiday.... and hope to see you on the trails.

Don't Quit!
Suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Mohamma Ali

Monday, October 31, 2016

Champagne and Mars Bar 2016

As usual the turn out for anything that includes liquor and chocolate, they come out of the wood work.
Thanks to all of the Soiled Sport Trail Running group for making our Saturday mornings an event  to get our asses out of bed.
As of now, we will run Medway Trail for the winter months, and kick off the 2017 trail running season in March.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Biggest Small Race

The Turkey Trot 
A London Pacer tradition that keeps on growing that has a 2K Cross Country that attracts hundreds of young runners as well as their parents.
Followed by a very competitive 6K All Age Cross Country Race.
Monday October 10th - Thanksgiving Morning
Registration starts at 8:30 am 
The 2K race is only $5.00 per person
The 6K race is only $6.00 per person
Arrive early to register as the turnout last year had over 500 runners
Race Start Times:
2K: 10:00 am
6K: 10:30 am
For more details go to London Pacers Web Site

Monday, September 19, 2016

Getting out of running the Vulture Bait the hard way

Another one bites the dust at Meadowlilly!
It seems that Meadowlilly Trail is not only beautiful and challenging but it is a bone crusher too.
As you can see, Terry is being nursed by Barb after a miss step on the trail and broke a bone in his foot.
He was accompanied by a couple of fellow trail runners to St. Joe's emergency department and I am sure they were greeted warmly with their muddy shoes and rain soaked running attire.
We seemed to stray away from a couple key points in our motto:
  • No Charge
  • No Support
  • No Sympathy
We here at Soiled Sport head office will let it pass this time but from here on in you better shape up!
Terry, there is no refund on your Vulture Bait entry, so you better learn to run in a cast.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More reasons we need to have Komoka Trails

Lani Running the Marathon in Rio

Thanks to all of you who have taken a couple minutes out of your day to write to Parks Ontario (aka Parking Lot Ontario)
This is a letter to Ms.Card from Lani's mom and fellow Soiled Sport trail  runner, Mary Lou.
Dear Rhonda,

I have lived in London, Ontario since 1989, having moved here from Windsor, On.

As you know, or if you are not aware... Windsor is flat.

One of the most beautiful things about London, are the trails and forests.

I have run in Komoka trails since I moved here, as well as my children, and other family and friends.

My daughter Lanni Marchant would use Komoka to train for cross country and track and field.

She just raced the 10k and 46 hours later, the Marathon at the Rio Olympics , representing Canada and London, Ontario proudly. 🇨🇦

Now you have basically closed the park. Parking fees? Really?
Not sure who this helps, certainly not the public .

I raised 7 children on my own, in London, without child support. They have all become incredible athletes , my oldest was on the National Team with Skate Canada in singles and pairs. My second youngest graduated last year In a Masters Program at University of Detroit Mercy, on a full scholarship in track and field.

And then now Lanni, an Olympian.

They all ran in the Komoka trails.

I'm glad to have enjoyed the trail before you did this. I can't afford to run there now. Now I have 5 grandchildren who will not be able to enjoy the park and trails.

What will other families do?

This is sad beyond words.

You should reconsider this decision .


Mary Lou M.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

When will they ever learn? Don't invite us over!!

Eric's home after having the Soiled Sport Trail Runners over after a run on Saturday

The wrecking crew.
Eric after kicking out the last of the trail  runners.